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TikTok tightens community rules to create inclusive environment

02/14/2022 - 11:10

TikTok has updated the community's rules after publishing a quarterly report on misconduct. Users will now be able to complain about misogyny, transpersonal discrimination and conversion therapy content, and videos promoting eating disorders will be removed.

Ivan Radic
Ivan Radic
The social network TikTok has updated its community rules to create a "safe, holistic, accessible and trustworthy environment," Cormac Keenan, head of trust and safety, wrote on the company's official blog. 

The changes affected the community's policy on content and comments that promote different types of discrimination. 

The platform now considers videos and statements that use misogyny, misgendering (intentional use of pronouns that do not correspond to a person's gender identity) or deadnaming (use of a name that the transpersona no longer uses) or contain information about conversion therapy (specific therapy aimed at correcting sexual and/or gender identity) as unacceptable.  

Also, according to TikTok representatives, after consulting with doctors and nutritionists, the platform has updated its policy on videos that promote eating disorders. Now such videos will not just be blocked, but will be removed. A similar policy will apply to videos that call for suicide.